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March, 2018

"The greatest missionary is the Bible in the mother tongue. It never needs a furlough, and is never considered a foreigner." —William Cameron Townsend

March, 2018

Greetings!

In the beginning of February, I had the privilege of visiting the beautiful, diverse continent of Africa for 10 days. Since part of my job description with ABT includes being the Field Director for our African work, I was commissioned by the board to take in a conference in...

March, 2018

A small ABT team of two families moved to Benin, West Africa, during 2017. This email introduces the Weno* language group among whom they are living. Although other Christian workers have been working with this large group of people in recent years, Bible translation and church planting is still...

March, 2018

Do unreached people groups seem far away? Does helping with Bible translation seem out of your reach?

At EXPLORE ABT you will get a taste of how languages work and how to learn them. Hear a Bible translator's stories. Debate the concept of indigenous churches. And have your vision for...

February, 2018

"In Bible translation, we cross language barriers to take advantage of a people’s language, turning it into a lens through which they can see God. Their language is a medium by which they can hear God’s Word. In their own tongue, they can express God’s glory. Their language becomes a means of...

February, 2018

When we think of Bible translation needs, we’re often looking around the world to the East or West, or down to our South. Our eyes don’t as quickly go North.

That was true at ABT until a member-in-training noticed a flyer appealing for Bible translation help for the First Nations people...

February, 2018

"When God spoke to us in Scripture He used human language, and when He spoke to us in Christ He assumed human flesh. In order to reveal Himself, He both emptied and humbled Himself. That is the model of evangelism which the Bible supplies." — John R. Stott

February, 2018

Who made language?

We understand that God gave mankind the ability to communicate with language.

Then who made languages (plural)?

God did that too. But was plurality of languages what God really intended? The purpose of language is communication, but the existence of...

February, 2018

“We must get in the face of evil with uncarnal weapons. Someone has said that we are going to lose our young people to either apostasy or martyrdom. Our young people have a God-given passion. . .Will their feet run to preach the gospel of peace and bring glad tidings. . .or will they hug pigskin...

February, 2018

“I really admire what you’re doing. I know I couldn’t. But I’m so glad for people who can, and I’ll definitely be praying for you.” I wish I knew how many times I’ve heard something like that. Even more, I wish I knew how to respond. Often I just smile and change the subject.

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  • “Faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.” Romans 10:17
  • “Repentance and remission of sins should be preached in His name to all nations, beginning at Jerusalem. And you are witness of these things.” Luke 24:47, 48
  • “Go therefore, and make disciples of all nations.” Matthew 28:19
  • “In you all the families of the earth shall be blessed.” Genesis 12:3
  • “That the Gentiles should be fellow heirs, and of the same body, and partakers of His promise in Christ through the Gospel.” Ephesians 3:6
  • “That they all may be one; as You, Father, are in Me, and I in You, that they also may be one in Us; that the world may believe that You sent Me.” John 17:21
  • “Is it not written, ‘My house shall be called a house of prayer for all nations’?” Mark 11:17
  • “Ask of me, and I will give You the nations for Your inheritance.” Psalm 2:8
  • “Behold, a great multitude which no one could number, of all nations, tribes, peoples, and tongues, standing before the throne and before the Lamb, clothed with white robes.” Revelation 7:9
  • “Finally, brethren, pray for us, that the word of the Lord may run swiftly and be glorified.” 2 Thessalonians 3:1
  • “All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness.” 2 Timothy 3:16
  • “Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.” Psalm 119:105
  • “As cold water to a weary soul, so is good news from a far country.” Proverbs 25:25
  • “More to be desired are they than gold, yea, than much fine gold; sweeter also than honey and the honeycomb.” Psalm 19:10
  • “All the ends of the world shall remember and turn to the LORD, and all the families of the nations shall worship before You.” Psalm 22:27
  • “Truly, as I live, all the earth shall be filled with the glory of the LORD.” Numbers 14:21
  • “Declare His glory among the nations, His wonders among all peoples. For the LORD is great and greatly to be praised; He is to be feared above all gods.” Psalm 96:3, 4
  • “For the earth will be filled With the knowledge of the glory of the LORD, as the waters cover the sea.” Habakkuk 2:14
  • “That all the peoples of the earth may know that the Lord is God; there is no other.” 1 Kings 8:60
  • “For from the rising of the sun, even to its going down, My name shall be great among the Gentiles; in every place incense shall be offered to My name, and a pure offering; for My name shall be great among the nations.” Malachi 1:11
  • “All nations whom You have made shall come and worship before You, O Lord, and shall glorify Your name.” Psalm 86:9
  • “For as the earth brings forth its bud, as the garden causes the things that are sown in it to spring forth, so the Lord GOD will cause righteousness and praise to spring forth before all the nations.” Isaiah 61:11
  • "Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth!" Psalm 46:10
  • "This is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior, who desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth." 1 Timothy 2:3, 4
  • "You are worthy. . .; for You were slain, and have redeemed us to God by Your blood out of every tribe and tongue and people and nation, and have made us kings and priests to our God." Revelation 5:9, 10
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